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American Girl Doll Halloween Costume & Accessories kids’ art workshop, Savannah, Oct. 25

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

American Doll Halloween Costume Art Workshop Savannah Don’t miss this Saturday’s Blick kids’ art workshop “American Girl Doll Halloween Costume and Accessories” plus mini pumpkin decorating in Savannah.

Workshop is 1-2:30pm. Cost: $25.

To register, please visit www.thescribbleartstudio.com!

Fill your child’s Saturdays with art @ Scribble Art Studio & Blick Art Materials Savannah Saturday Workshops @ Dick Blick Savannah, 318 E. Broughton St. Savannah, 31401. For ages 6 & older.  1-2:30 PM. Cost: $25.

See a complete list of workshops available here.

Last minute or same day sign ups please call 912-713-7376 to ensure workshop availability!

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Red, White & Blue Hot Air Balloon Festival, Savannah, Nov. 1 & 2

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Red White & Blue Hot Air Balloon Festival 2014 Savannah Hunter Army Airfield See huge, hot air balloons at the “Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival 2014” Saturday, Nov. 1 & Sunday, Nov. 2  & trick or treat among the balloons the evening of Saturday Nov. 1 – all at the Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

Festivities will include: Hot Air Balloons, Balloon glows, Bands, Tether Balloon Rides, Amusement Park, Bands, and food and drinks.

Admission: donation to the soldiers of Ft. Stewart and Hunter.

Each morning the hot air balloons will inflate at Hunter Army Air Field. Attendees are invited to walk among the six- and seven-story balloons as they inflate to offer tethered rides.

Among the balloons at the festival will be five special shaped balloons – a clown, the Purple People Eater, a skunk, Eddie Rickenbacker and Hagar the Horrible.

Festivities on the night of Sat. Nov. 1

On Saturday night Nov. 1, the balloons will return to the field for a balloon glow, where they will be tethered and their burners lit to create an awe-inspiring light show. Festivities also include comedians and music.

As an added treat, children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat between the glowing hot air balloons.

$5 balloon rides

Tethered balloon rides will be offered to allow the experience of flying in a hot air balloon while being tethered to the ground. The cost is $5 per person. Rides are limited to the first 400 people each morning.

For information & a schedule of events, click here or contact Randy Russell at 803.652.1181

Event hours

November 1, 2014

6:30 AM Gates Open
7:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Set Up
7:30 AM Balloons Inflate / Tether Rides
8:00 AM Music
10:00 AM Gates Close
4:00 PM Gates Re-Open / Music
5:00 PM Comic Bob Lauver
5:30 PM Tether Balloon Rides
6:00 PM Music
7:00 PM Balloon Glow / Pilot Costume Contest / Trick or Treat Between Balloons

November 2, 2014

6:30 AM Gates Open
7:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Set Up
7:30 AM Balloons Inflate / Tether Rides
8:00 AM Music
10:00 AM Gates Close

FREE Savannah Mall pre-showing of a hot-air balloon for festival

The Savannah Mall will display a Hot Air Balloon participating in the “Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival” on Thursday, Oct. 30 in the mall’s parking lot, 5-6 PM. at 14045 Abercorn St. There’s no charge to come & view the balloon.

The public is invited to get a close and personal view of the enormous airship. The Savannah Mall will announce the winner of the Facebook Free Balloon Ride Contest during the pre-showing activities.

Mommy & Me early childhood music: Kindermusik in Savannah November classes

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

preschooler baby classes Mommy & Me Kindermusik Savannah

Join 88 KEYS PIANO, as brand new Kindermusik themes start November 3.

Come for a free visit the last Monday in October (27th) to see what it is all about.

For the month of November, babies ages 0’s and 1’s will be doing “Zoom Baby!” every Monday at 9:20am.

Bumpity-bump, zippity-zoom, babies are on the go! This unit is packed with move-move-movement, as spatial development takes focus. Activities that explore distance, speed, placement, reaching, dancing, rocking, bouncing, and wheels-on-the-bus-ing all get baby zoom-zoom-zooming to big smiles in Zoom Baby.

Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will be doing “Down on the Ground” every Monday at 10:15am. Get in at the ground level as you investigate critters and the outdoors, and especially things that live, grow, scurry, and bounce around!

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com then click on the Kindermusik tab or call 912.988.KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Field Trip for Savannah Homeschoolers, Oct. 24

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Free homeschool field trip in Savannah Attention parents of all homeschool students in the Greater Savannah area: you’re invited on a FREE field trip for homeschoolers:  Georgia Historic Society (GHS) Scavenger Hunt & TOUR

Learn how to use GHS research tools to discover your family’s genealogy & Georgia History

Friday, October 24, 2014
9A-10:30A
Georgia Historical Society-Hodgson Hall
501 Whitaker Street/W. Gaston Street
912-651-2125

Dress Code*: Casual Attire
*see dress codes for details at www.iln-ga.org

Pack a lunch and join Independent Learning Network, Inc. afterward at Forsyth Park for some well-deserved time off

RSVP by Monday, October 20th via email at info@iln-ga.org or (912)355-7557

Independent Learning Network, Inc., email info@iln-ga.org, tel: (912)355-7557  7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, www.iln-ga.org On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Affordable Savannah art classes for kids including Morning Mud for Toddlers, Felt Animals & more

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Art classes for children in Savannah Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Those are just a few of the fun art classes & workshops offered this Fall/Winter 2014 @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios at 9 W. Henry St.

Register now for day & evening sessions for children, teens, and adults in all skill levels.

Sessions begin October 27 and run through December 12. Three week and six week classes are available, as well as weekend workshops.

Visual arts class mediums include ceramics, glass, metalsmithing, and jewelry making. New workshops this session are Parent and Child Holiday Clay, Soap Making Workshop, Morning Mud for toddlers, Felt Animals, Enameling, and Intro to Tiles.

Cost

Class fees here. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materials and tools required. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Credit cards are accepted.

Register

Class schedule and registration forms are available online at www.savannahga.gov/arts or by calling (912) 651-6783. Class fees here. 

Youth Workshops

Fused Glass Jewelry (2 weeks)
Instructor: Stephanie VanGeel
Ages 8+, Sat., Nov. 15 & 22, 10am-12pm
Join this fun hands-on class and learn how to layer glass to create jewelry. Students will create rings, necklaces and much more using a variety of techniques.
$55/$50 city resident

Raku
Instructor: Clair Buckner
All Ages, Sat., Nov. 22, 10-1pm
This ancient Japanese ceramic firing technique in which 2000° glowing red hot works are removed from the kiln and placed into a fire chamber filled with combustibles is sure to inflame and inspire. Personal bisque fired works can be glazed and fired. Pieces will be available for those who want to participate.
$10 per piece fired

Savannah art ceramics clay classes for children Parent & Child Holiday Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Come join us for a holiday themed parent child workshop and make your own festive piece of art! Students will learn, basic hand building techniques and decorating techniques!
Ages 6+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-12pm
$15/$10 city resident

Fused Glass Ornaments
Instructor: Christine Hefner
Ages 8+, Sat., Dec. 6, 10-1pm
Join this hands-on workshop open to all skill levels interested in fused glass. Students will learn basic glass cutting and fusing techniques creating a unique fused glass ornaments.
$15/$10 city resident

Youth Visual Art Classes
Teen Jewelry (4 weeks)
Instructor: Jessica Duckworth
Ages 12+, Tues. Nov 18 – Dec. 9, 4:15-5:15pm
This introductory class will teach young students the fundamentals of jewelry design. Students will work with wire wrapping, beading and other techniques to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
$65/$60 city resident

Bookmaking (6 weeks)
Instructor: Johanna Hickey
Ages 8+, Wed. Oct. 29 – Dec. 10, 4 -5pm
In this beginning level class, students will explore traditional and alternative bookmaking methods. The class include, designing and creating their own covers as well as several ways of binding, from adhesive to non-adhesive techniques.
$85/$80 city resident

Children’s Clay (4 weeks)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 10-16, Wed. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 3:30-4:30pm
This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.
$65/$60 city resident

Morning Mud for Toddlers (3 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 3-6, Thurs. Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 10-11am
This is a perfect pottery play date! This class will allow for a creative ceramic experience to be shared by children and their parents. The class will focus on coil and slab construction as well as different decorative techniques. Each week we will explore a new creative idea with clay.
$15/$10 city resident –per class

Felt Animals (6 weeks) – NEW
Instructor: Mary Bass
Ages 8+, Thurs., Oct. 30 – Dec. 11, 4-5pm
This class will teach children the basics of sewing and embroidery in a fun and creative way! Students will learn how to work from a drawing template to recreate one-of-a-kind animals out of felt!
$85/$80 city resident

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Frozen at-home birthday kits offered by Scribble Art Studio, Savannah

Monday, October 13th, 2014

At home Frozen Birthday Parties Kits Savannah

At-home Frozen Birthday Party kits offered at Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Frozen fans everywhere will have the time of their life decorating Frozen treasure boxes and Elsa dolls. Minimal mess and prep required so you have plenty of time to enjoy the day! Kits available at Scribble Art Studio for parties of 10, 15, or 20 and include:

*Wooden Pegs
*Wooden Treasure Boxes
*Acrylic Paint (3 colors)
*Snowflake Stickers
*Yellow Yarn
*Sequins
*White Felt
*Paintbrushes
*Mini Frozen Illustrated Backgrounds

Party of 10, $40
Party of 15, $50
Party of 20, $60

*Kits can be upgraded to include Frozen canvases and/or houses for an additional cost!

Details here.

To learn more about Scribble’s art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or emailinfo@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free kids’ nature programs including Thursdays Toddler Time @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities most Wednesdays-Sundays including free  Toddler Time for kids ages 2-4 and their caregivers at 10 AM Thursdays. Bring your child to enjoy stories, games and learning designed just for them. Each week there will be a different nature based theme.

Other free nature kids’ programs happening in October 2014 include Halloween Haunted Trail, Falloween Family Festival, skull identification programs, night sensory awareness & call of the wild hikes, nature crafts,  bird hikes, toads & turtles.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE kids’ wildlife programs @ Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Oct. 15-19

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

FREE Savannah kids at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with FREE kids’ nature events at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Oct. 15-19 2014

Harris Neck NWR offers these free events that are open to the public to help you celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week:

Wed., October 15th
– 10am & 2pm – Guided Conservation Car Caravan Tour
Thurs., October 16th
10am – Guided Bicycle Tour (bring your own bike)
Thurs., October 16th
– 2pm – Guided Conservation Car Caravan Tour
Fri., Oct. 17th
– 10am & 1pm – Toddler Time (indoor program with a short outdoor hike)
Fri. Oct. 17th
– 2pm – Guided Conservation Car Caravan Tour
Saturday, October 18th
– 10am & 2pm All About Bats
Sunday, Oct. 19th
– 11am & 1pm Amazing Alligators

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Harris Neck Visitor Contact Station, (912) 832-4608, www.fws.gov/HarrisNeck  On Facebook here

FREE events for pre-teens & teens: Meet teen author of “Popular”, Savannah

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Meet Maya Van Wagenen, Teen Author of “Popular”

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Before starting eighth grade, Maya Van Wagenen decided to spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide written by former teen model Betty Cornell to see the effect it would have on her social standing.

The real‐life results were painful, funny, and profound. In her New York Times bestselling young adult novel, Maya explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school.

Maya Van Wagenen:

http://www.today.com/books/popular-1960s-style-approach-becoming-cool-modern-world-2D79513955

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/books/review/maya-van-wagenens-popular.html?_r=0
Hinesville Library
Wed., Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library
Thurs., Oct 16, 6 p.m.

Download the flyer.

A TEEN READ WEEK EVENT!

“Popular: A Memoir” will be available for purchase.

FOR MORE FREE KIDS’ EVENTS IN SAVANNAH, VISIT OUR FREE EVENTS PAGE HERE.

FREE Mathnasium TriMathlon for kids in grades 2-5 in Savannah, Bluffton, Oct. 18 & 19

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Open to kids in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, Mathnasium’s TriMathlon is an annual math event held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers across the United States including in Savannah & Bluffton.

This free, fun-filled event allows elementary school kids to demonstrate their mathematical skills in a festive atmosphere and earn money for local schools. All participants receive a fun goody bag and the winners receive additional prizes.

Savannah’s event, Sat. Oct. 18
Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
7400 Abercorn St suite 708 (next to TJ Maxx)
Savannah, GA 31406
(912) 355-5678
savannahmidtown@mathnasium.com
www.mathnasium.com/savannahmidtown

Bluffton’s event, Sun. Oct. 19.
Mathnasium of Bluffton
80 Baylor Dr, Suite 111
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-MATH (6284)
bluffton@mathnasium.com
www.mathnasium.com/bluffton

Register here